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Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm PST
of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because allen is subject to military law. but why did this only come out now in public view? >> we have a large amount of alleged material that went between these individuals, as much as 30,000 pages. it's not clear whether this was viewed as a relatively minor question or whether it was not apparent until the very end that the general was involved. >> allen was to appear thursday for senate hearing to become the military head of nato. now that is on hold. >> we need to be careful not to have this cloud of scandal start to color the image of general allen because the minute that happens, it may be almost too late to sustain his leadership. >> wolf, so everybody is talking about 30,000 pages of documents and e-mails. it sounds
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Nov 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
from an fbi employee concerned that national security might have been breached as a result of the affair. cantor was told on october 27th. president obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. congressional leaders from both parties are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. >> obviously this was a matter involving a potential compromise of security. and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: a u.s. official said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair. a cantor aide says the congressman called the fbi's leadership to report the information he got on october 31st. but according to "the wall street journal," the fbi's probe had already been under way for months. "the journal" says the fbi's investigation began in may when it started looking into e-mails described as threatening sent to a woman cnn has identified as jill kelley, a family friend of petraeus'. the fbi traced the e-mails back to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer. and by late summer, "the wal
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
tells cnn that petraeus's affair first came to light because the fbi looked into a complaint that his biographer was sending harassing e-mails to another woman who was close to petraeus. we'll have more information about the petraeus resignation also in just a few minutes. >>> with the election over, the pentagon has released the time line on the attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed in the assault. the hour-by-hour timeline shows how top pentagon officials were informed on the attack hours after it started. the white house has been criticized to their response on the attack. >>> and guilty of liking vatican secrets to the media. a vatican court today gave the computer expert a two-month suspended sentence, meaning he wouldn't actually be going to prison unless he commits another offense. butler is serving 18 months behind bars. >>> and the united nations has declared today malala day, after the incident with a pakistani girl whose bravery has inspired the world. malala yousufzai was shot in the head by taliban militants, just for saying girls sho
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Nov 13, 2012 2:00am PST
says the fbi uncovered between 20 and 30,000 pages of potentially between allen and jill kelly. the woman who triggered the petraeus probe after getting threatening e-mails from his mistress, paula broadwell. >> get this. "the wall street journal" reports the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation was removed from the case after it was discovered he sent a shirtless picture of himself to jill kelly. the agent who knew kelly sent the pictures before the investigation began. he was later removed from the investigation because supervisors were concerned the agent may have become obsessed with the case. >> and there's more. a team of fbi agents searching paula broadwell's home yesterday. eight to ten agents brought cardboard boxes and searched both levels of the house. the fbi confirmed agents were there but wouldn't say what they were looking for. >> obviously, a lot going on here. we have two reports. chris lawrence of the pentagon and brianna keeler in our washington bureau. let's start with chris. chris, we're talking about two high-level government officials in a sc
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
, washington is none too happy about being left out of the loop as the fbi investigates the general petraeus sex scandal. >> it's rather shocking to find out candidly that we weren't briefed. >> it would have been nice to know before we saw it on tv. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. >> meanwhile, the top general in afghanistan allegedly caught red-handed exchanging flirtatious e-mails of his own with jill kelley. plus the debut of my new cnn colleague, the culinary superstar who will dine on anything, anthony bourdain is here. joining me is barbara starr and intelligence correspondent, suzanne kelly. welcome back to you both. every night i say right off the top, can any of us get our heads round this and how much more ridiculous can it get, and lo and behold, it gets more ridiculous. barbara starr, let's try and get to what we believe to be the facts behind all the kind of lurid, titillating headlines. a second general today, petraeus' successor in afghanistan, general john allen, a marine corps four sta
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. meantime a team of fbi agents searched broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, overnight, and spent nearly five hours there wrapping up just after 1:00 in the morning. "wall street journal" is reporting that the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation himself is under investigation. in part because he sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. jill kelley, the woman who kicked off all of this investigation, by complaining about the e-mails that she was getting from the petraeus mistress. so the agent, who knew kelley, allegedly sent those pictures before any investigation began, but as you can see, the story is getting much more complicated. we've got team coverage of the breaking news this morning. chris lawrence is at the pentagon. chris, i don't even know where to begin because there's so much to talk about. let's start with general allen. what's the implications of this -- of him being brought in to petraeus scandal and what has he said about it
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm PST
that brought down david petraeus, new details about how fbi investigators you stumbles on his affair. does the timing of his resignation just days before he was to receive about benghazi add up. >>> plus, who is paula broadwell, the woman at the center of the scandal. how she became so close with petraeus, along with the warning signs that something may have been wrong. and an "outfront" investigation into complaints the red cross is not doing enough to help victims of sandy. are donations getting to the people who need them? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a risky affair. there are new questions about the affair that led cia director david petraeus to resign and when did he pose a national security threat. the affair came to light during an investigation of so-called jealous e-mails sent by paula broadwell to this woman in tampa. her name is jill kelley. tonight a u.s. official confirms to cnn that petraeus told broadwell to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley. who is kelley? along with her husband, she's known petraeus and his famil
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
. the general's affair was actually uncovered during an investigation by the fbi. the fbi's involvement has raised questions with at least one former cia operative. >> i'm not going to, but there are four or five cia directors that i know were carrying on extramarital affairs while they were director. the fbi was never brought in. the office of security was never brought in. it was ignored. it went away quietly. we'll never know about them. so this is absolutely extraordinary. i'm telling you it's more to do than with sex. there's something going on here which i can't explain and i think we're going to find out very soon. >> petraeus took over as cia chief after a long career in the army, most recently as the man leading operations in afghanistan. the cia will be run by michael morrell who has been deputy director since may of 2010. >> there are plenty of questions surrounding the timing of the resignation. joining me is suzanne kelly. good to have you back with us. why was the fbi involved? >> reporter: well, victor, a u.s. official tells cnn the fbi was investigating a tip that david petr
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
from and that was one of the things that the fbi focused on early on in their information. did she have classified information that she shun the have had? and was it inappropriate? they ultimately found she did not have information that would have warranted any legal action. >> and when paula -- you know her and you spoke with her, she told you she was writing another book about david petraeus. and what she was known for is the one book she wrote, and co authored by david petraeus. what did you think when you spoke to her? >> well, we spoke at the security forum on the summer and she's very open about talking about her relationship with general petraeus in terms of the access that she had. the first book she had written and she was very much looking forward to writing a second book, which would be a larger story about general petraeus' legacy. and we know from people who have worked closely with him in the past, that his legacy was something very important to him. >> and what do you know do you know about david petraeus' relationship with jill kelley, the other woman here, the woman, wh
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
with top news stories we're watching. >>> the fbi does not, as a matter of routine, look into the affairs of cia officers. >> scandal ill filtrated the cia and has taken down a four-star general. but david petraeus' resignation may just be the tip of a bigger secret. the women's choice, battles over voting rights. tuesday's election revealed new le le lessons. why could porn be leaving l.a.? a new law passed tuesday may run skin flicks out of town. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randikaye. we begin with a bomb shell. david petraeus stepped down after admitting to having an extramarital affair. the general's affair was uncovered in an investigation by the fbi involving his biographer paula broadwell. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment, and it's unclear if she is the woman that he admitted to having an affair with. we get more on general petraeus and his year from chris lawrence. >> david petraeus sent this letter on friday admitting that he had an affair and telling the staff that he had gone to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignat
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Nov 15, 2012 8:00am PST
" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and suffering that he has caused. and that brings me to another piece of reporting that you need to hear for yourself. my hln colleague kyra phillips who has reported extensively on general petraeus over the years has spoken directly with him in the wake of this ruinous scandal and while he did not want to be recorded in his conversation with kyra, kyra did talk about their conversations this morning in an interview with hln's robin meade. have a listen to this. >> if of in our first conversation, had he told me he had engaged in something dishonorable, and he sought to do the honorable thing in response and that was to come forward. he was very clear that he screwed up terribly, that it was all his fault. and even that it -- that he fel
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. welcome, tom. >> good morning, carol. >> so kelley san honorary consulate to south korea. now they may fire her if events warrant. this is just getting embarrassing. >> well, i don't know exactly what they're firing her from since that really is a pretty meaningless term in the first place. if she gets demoted from some position that almost means nothing, so what? >> it's hard to understand all of these terms. honorary consulate means she helps the south koreans set up appear parties and stuff? she introduces them to people in the united states? do you know what an honorary consulate is? >> not exactly. diplomatic status is invoked by the host country, like south korea saying this person would be working in your country and we would like to accredit them as a diplomat. that means normally a citizen of south korea who will be assigned and posted in the united states. the status of diplomatic immunity -- diplomatic status, i should say, is pretty strictly contr controlled between the two governments and not just conferred out there. the hon
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
by the fbi. that's right, the fbi, which sometime during the summer investigated harassing e-mails sent to this woman, petraeus family friend jill kelly. that probe determined that the e-mails, which included an admonition to, quote, back off, came from paula broadwell. while combing through broadwell's e-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi?
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Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. now, that second woman hasn't been identified, and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are. going out about the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells the cnn that the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then, of course, the president and general petraeus met and that's when, in fact, his resignation was offered to th
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Nov 14, 2012 2:00am PST
warns her that he's getting these e-mails, this is jill kelley. and jill kelley goes to the fbi and that is how this all unravels. now, speaking of general allen, he, of course, is the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. he was nominated as the supreme allied commander in europe. and that nomination is on hold. but secretary panetta said that they have confidence in him. let's listen to panetta. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he has my continued conference to lead those forces and continue to fight. but his nomination has been put on old because it's a prude measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> right, john, obviously it's going to take a while because this is a very tangled situation. but they certainly are looking at exactly what is described as flirtatious e-mails that still remain to be seen what the nature of this was. >> jill, you talk about jill kelley at the center of this whole controversy and scandal. we have
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
-mails to an fbi agent friend, and that ended up triggering an investigation. those e-mails eventually turned out to be sent by paula broadwell. that would be david petraeus' biographer. and eventually turned out his mistress, as well. we mentioned it was a web, didn't i? and it is. the affair exposed general petraeus and he was forced to resign as the cia director. well, now the general john allen, who is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for trading alleged quote flirtatious e-mails with ms. kelley over the last couple of years. we're hearing from ms. kelley for the first time in a 911 call to t don't know if by any chance, because i'm an honorary consul general, so i have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but now it's against the law to cross my property since this is now like, you know, it's inviolable. >> all right. no problem. i'll let the officers know. >> thank you. >> meantime, the senate intelligence committee wants to be briefed both by petraeus and his repla
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am PST
stories. top members of congress are demanding answers about the fbi investigation that uncovered former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair. they want to know who in the fbi and the obama administration knew about the affair, when they knew it, and whether lawmakers were notified in a timely fashion. we'll have details at 4:00 eastern time today. >>> israel fired a warning shot into syria today after a stray mortar shell came across the border. the shell hit an israeli military post in the golden heights area. no one was injured but jerusalem has filed a complaint with u.n. forces operating in the area. >>> and closer to home, a new york resident hardest hit by superstorm sandy are getting ready to enter their third week without power or water. more than 38,000 customers remain in the dark. the storm is now to blame for 43 deaths in new york alone. >>> and a world exclusive
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
walked right into one of the most blackmailable situations that you can v good that the fbi found out about it before the russians or the chinese. that is the problem. not that he is a general mess egg around and certainly even though according to the uniform code of military justice, that's not allowed, that's not what the press is focused on. the press is focused on the director of the cia having this problem. >> perhaps the biggest story today is benghazi, blowing up again. republicans, john mccain and lindsey graham and others pushing very, very hard now, getting very vicious in their rhetoric toward ambassador rice and so on. what do you think, at the central plank of this do you believe ambassador rice is at fault or is she as barack obama said, she was merely passion on intelligence? she was not a key player in all of this, therefore, if he wants to make her secretary of state, he can do it. what do you think? >> first of all, i was substituting for george stephanopoulos that sunday as host of "this week." we were trying to get secretary of state hillary clinton, all of the sho
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
the health care they need when they need it. >>> lawmakers have pointed questions about the fbi's investigation into general david petraeus's extramarital affair. they want to know why they weren't told and if national security was breached. peter king talked with cnn's candy crowley today. >> it seems it's been going on several months and it appears they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day. that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post at cia director friday and admitted he had an affair. sources said the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> for the first time in four years an nfl game ended in a tie. the san francisco 49ers and stv louis rams unable to convert field goals to win the game. final score between the nfc west rivals, 24-24. the last tie was november 16, 2008, between the philadelphia eagles and the cincinnati bengals. >>> those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon. keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. see you at 10:00 p.m. eastern. [ female announcer ] resear
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
is at the epicenter of this scandal. new this is morning she is not likely to face charges. fbi agents raided her home, taking computers and other documents earlier this week. finally, we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first investigated the whole mess. by now you probably know him as the shirtless agent, the guy who sent a shirtless photo to jill kelly, the other woman involved in this mess. fbi agents name is frederick humphries, over those supposedly harassing e-mails now linked to paula broadwell. hope you got that. >>> controversy over benghazi, as you know, has reached a boiling point, though. yesterday at his first press conference, being row elected, president obama has strong words for anyone who blames u.s. -- united nations ambassador susan rice for the benghazi response. here is what the president said. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> oka
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
. this is a worldwide phenomena. and you can look at the spy fil files, and you can google wikileaks fbi files, of over 175 companies around the world that sell this mass surveillance technology. we're not saying, oh, look, we just spoke to julian assange, now we'll spy on you. it is cheaper now to intercept all communications in and out of a country. store it to go after one person. and there are companies in south africa that were selling that into libya. this is not a matter of speculation. these are documents from these companies that are secret per spec tuses that are sold. you will see it. plenty of good work is being done on this. a whole bunch of journalists. i'm curious about this. a lot of people share this fear. right? you know, some people might say you go too far on it. but you are someone out there trying to champion and benefiting by the internet by putting out information that the governments don't want you to have. i wanted to ask you where you are tonight. first one question i wanted to ask you about this. officials from ecuador say that you have had a lung infects and that you have b
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
off the fbi and accused petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell of sending her harassing e-mails. accusing others of violating her privacy. >>> a chinese news site ran an article from the satyrical website "the onion" as if it was a real news story. made north korea's kim jong un the sexiest man aloiv. it seems that china's news agency missed the punch line. come on, zain verjee. really? >> finally, kim jong un, the sexiest man alive. as i like to call him kim jong un. here is why i think that. i find him devastatingly handsome. round face, boyish charm, strong, sturdy frame. heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. this is the onion, okay? impeccable fashion sense, chic, short hairstyle and, of course, that famous smile. you know the one i'm talking about. right, carol? >> oh, yeah. >> anyway, the people's daily online picked the story up. they thought it was for real. they thought it was serious. they missed this whole little thing called satire and printed it as a real story. onion saying, yay, we fooled china and china saying how dare they do that? they pulled the story because the
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Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
senators tuesday it was the fbi that took references to al qaeda out of these unclassified talking points rice used for her tv appearances. but later in the day morell called to say he was wrong. it was actually his agency, the cia. >> i can't help but feel incredibly disappointed that we were told something at 10:00 a.m. that couldn't withstand scrutiny for six hours and that's totally inconsistent with what we were told the day before. we now have five different explanations of who changed the talking points to take out benghazi and four different reasons. this is becoming a joke. >> reporter: it is quite surprising that the acting cia director gave incorrect information on something as politically explosive as the controversial talking points that susan rice used in a meeting with among the administration's chief republican critics. you know, the answer to why he did it according to senators is simply that he misspoke, wolf. >> so a quick question, dana. does that mean michael morell if the president were to nominate him to become the permanent director of the cia he would have problem
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
in her. she has also hired a lawyer because as you know, there is still that ongoing fbi investigation looking into what classified materials she had and how she was handling them. a person close to her says that is still very much on her mind so i wouldn't expect for her to really go out there on her own directly until that is maybe a little closer to being resolved. >> it's got to be a terrifying thing. a lot on hold until she gets answers on that. what is her next move? >> you know, i think the next thing she really has to focus on right now according to her friends is fixing the issues with her family, the lack of trust, trying to protect her sons. you know, i talked to her brother today. he said she's really not that focused right now on her career so much, or her future, which is bound to be affected much more than that of david petraeus in terms of david petraeus, according to his friends, is going to have an easier time overcoming this because people knew who he was. he had a professional track record. he has something to stand on, whereas a lot of the country is just getting t
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00am PST
california have been arrested over an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they were planning to join al qaeda and the taliban in violent jihad. authorities say they have been making arrangements over skype to head to afghanistan for stage one terror training like the training in this taliban video. american military staff and bases overseas allegedly were among their targets. authorities say they were caught after divulging their plans to someone who turned out to be an fbi informant. >>> she's known as the soccer mom madam. and today anna christina got a jail sentence for her crimes. she was let go for time served and good behavior because she spent four months at new york's rikers island. she is the suburban mom of four who ran a multimillion dollar prostitution ring on new york's wealthy upper east side. >>> there is a lot going on in israel and the middle east. there say lot more coverage coming. and up next, we will have special coverage of breaking news from the middle east, and that begins right now. >>> i'm anderson cooper reporting from gaza city. i welcome our viewers on cnn in the
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
a spontaneous demonstration, why the fbi investigators questioned people who were survivors who told them there was no demonstration and that was not -- we learned by ambassador rice and not learned by the president. >> do you put more blame on the president or miss rice? >> the president is ultimately responsible. >> reporter: so that was all about the president. that's what john mccain is emphasizing right now. here is what we understand they're really going to press susan rice on behind closed doors, carol. that is we know after -- the big issue has been after the attack in september, on the sunday shows susan rice did not mention the fact that there was a possibility that an al qaeda affiliate was behind the attack. in the past two weeks, we were told by the intelligence community the reason is because they wanted that to remain classified. they didn't want it to be out there because they didn't want to compromise sources and methods. what's going to happen behind closed doors this morning and starting as we speak is the acting cia director is going with susan rice to talk about why s
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Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
. a lot more guns on the first black friday last week. more people asked the fbi if they could own a gun than ever before on a single day. take a look at this. black friday 2012 almost 155,000 people submitted an fbi firearms background check request, and that is up, way up, from previous black fridays. this is really the best way to measure gun sales since the government doesn't track actual purchases. gun store owners say customers are driven by one major issue. they belief a democratic president will crack down on gun ownership or even take away their guns. people are stockpiling ammunition. they did it back in 2008. according to store owners, they're doing it again. joining us from new york is craig whitney. he is a former foreign correspondent and editor of the morning times. also wrote a book living with guns, a liberal's case for the second amendment. >> ever since president obama was elected national rifle association is saying that what he really wants to do is take their guns away from them eventually. people think you better buy your gun now or you may not get a chance. he has
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Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
of the cia told republican senators that it was actually the fbi that changed those controversial unclassified talking points that susan rice used, then called back six hours later and said, never mind, i was wrong, it was us, the cia who did it. i just interviewed lindsey graham who was in that meeting who is very baffled and very perplexed that somebody as high-ranking as the cia director, acting cia director would tell them something about an issue that is so controversial and such a political -- so politically controversial that is absolutely wrong. >> a lot of unanswered questions, a lotf concerns there and obviously very controversial. whether or not this moves forward, the potential nomination for susan rice. dana, excellent reporting, as always. of course, we're going to check back in with you as you continue to meet with members of congress. i want to talk about something that senator collins talked about, her concerns about the readiness of susan rice, given that she was assistant secretary for african affairs in the bombing of east africa of 1998. i spoke with our natio
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
federal law to smoke marijuana, if i'm sitting on a park bench and i light up a joint, and an fbi agent walks by, federal enforcement official, will he arrest me? >> no. you know, even though he technically could, the federal government has never been interested in prosecuting low-level possession. even when i was u.s. attorney, i think we had 100-plant threshold. i suspect it's even higher now. i do think they are going to be concerned about -- you know, there's no residency requirements under this regime. so people can come into colorado and buy it. take it out of the state. and i'm just not sure how they're going to react to that. the governor, myself are going to be communicating with attorney general holder. the local u.s. attorney and it will be interesting to see what they say. because we in colorado really need to know that. people wanting to invest in these businesses need to know what the federal government's viewpoint is going to be. >> so you're going to have a rough couple months or maybe even a rough couple years? >> i suspect so. >> we wish you luck. and thank you so much
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
in an alleged terror plot to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. they were arrested after the fbi uncovered their plans to engage in, quote, violent jihad. authorities say the four plan to join and train with al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. indiana police now believe an explosion that leveled several homes was no accident. they've opened up a homicide investigation. two people were killed and seven others injured in the november 10th explosion at the richmond hills subdivision. texts are now searching for a white van that was spotted in the neighborhood shortly before the blast. >>> republican congressman allen west has conceded defeat to democratic challenger patrick murphy. that's in the race for florida's 18th congressional district. west who is a tea party favorite released a statement this morning saying quote, while any questions remain unanswered today i am announcing that i will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election. final results of a recount sunday put murphy ahead of west by over 1900 votes. >>> the latest now in the petraeus sex scanda
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
. literally. trimarco was the fbi's negotiator in high-profile bank who is tamg standoffs. he says he peacefully freed dozens of hostages during his 20 years with the agency. he negotiated seemingly impossible deals and says he never lost a life. you have to plan for everything going wrong as a negotiator. >> yeah. you've got to be ready for it. and to deal with it. and you've got to be flexible. >> reporter: but not too flexible. the lawyer for hollywood heavy weights like harvey weinstine, james cameron and tom cruise knows about ugly divorces, public fights with studios and, yes, fair deals. >> at what point is it better to have no deal than the deal being offered? >> reporter: do you have an appreciation for what obama and boehner are looking for? >> oh, absolutely. i sympathize with both of them. it's not fun for these guys, because there's too much at stake. fun for me, because the worst that happens is my client gets less money, not the end of the world. it may seem so. >> reporter: maybe you can't please everyone, but even children know, you have to cooperate. >> maybe work to
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